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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room

The Lucretia Little History Room is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley’s historic heritage.

The History Room and the Mill Valley Historical Society have shared a close relationship since their respective foundings in 1977. Since its opening, the Lucretia Little History Room has operated under the jurisdiction of the Mill Valley Public Library and the City of Mill Valley, and its collection is owned by the Library. The Historical Society is a separate nonprofit organization which is not governed by the City. The Historical Society and the Library collaborate in many areas, including on exhibitions, the Mill Valley Oral History Program, and the First Wednesday lecture series. The Historical Society provides valued funding and membership resources to support the History Room’s projects, while the Library provides research support for the Historical Society’s programs and publications, from its annual History Walk to the Mill Valley Historical Review.

Contact Information:

Mill Valley Public Library
Lucretia Little History Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone: (415) 389-4292
Email: hist@cityofmillvalley.org

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Description : The railroad depot in downtown Mill Valley, California, with the Keystone Building pictured on the left. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.098 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad stations, Railroads
Description : Indenture from Tamalpais Land and Water Company to North Pacific Coast Railroad Company, October 25, 1893. Certified by the Marin County Recorder on December 19, 1944 and offered in evidence as plaintiff's exhibit number 1 in 1946. Source : 3 Pages of 3: Document (8.875 x 14.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.010 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Indentures, Railroads
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Description : Three portraits pasted to a single piece of white card stock. The top portrait is of three young women; the one on the left may be Sallie Boyle. On the lower left is a portrait of an unidentified boy. On the lower right is Carmelita Garcia (Boyle). Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 8.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.064 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Students and teacher posing outdoors. This appears to be a 1970 reprint of the original photograph. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.014 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
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by Elmir Chickering and Co
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Description : Portrait of James Vernon Chase in military uniform, with a sword in his belt. Chase was an attorney who came to Mill Valley, California, in 1906. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.875 x 7.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.075 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Attorneys, Portraits
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by Mitchell, Edward H.
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Description : Postcard of view from the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Title transcribed from front of postcard, where printed text reads. "View on the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway". Photograph by Edward H. Mitchell. Postcard has been attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.028 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads
Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Reed's sawmill has long been Mill Valley's most significant man-made landmark. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "2066 Old Mill at Mill Valley, California". Back of postcard is printed with the following : "Britton & Rey, Lithographers, S.F. Publishers of Pictorial Post Cards". Correspondence to a Miss Annie Shroeder of Alameda, California, on back. Postcard is stamped and...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Old Mill, Sawmills, Structures
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by Halenicht
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Description : Lovell White, father of Ralston White. Lovell White died in 1910 and was president of the Tamalpais Land & Water Company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 8 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.137 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : Postcard depicts view of San Francisco Bay from overlook on Mt. Tamalpais. Title transcribed from printed text on the front of the postcard, which reads, "Beautiful California - Sublime Point Mt. Tamalpais ovderlooking San Francisco. Elevation about one half mile." Back of postcard contains handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. Billings of Mill Valley. Printed on the back is the following text: "No. 711 Pacific Novelty Company, Publishers, San Francisco, Cal. Made...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco Bay
Description : Students sitting at desks in classroom, with a female teacher at her desk. There are blackboards surrounding the room, some of which have math problems on them. Writing on the back of the photograph reads :"Fifth or 6th grade M. V. Grammar School Cora + Elinor Burt." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10.6875 x 8.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.030 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Blackboards, Classrooms, Desks, Schools, Students,...
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Description : Students and teacher posing outdoors. On the lower margin is an arrow and the initials "G. T. R" which seems to be pointing to the fourth girl from the right in the first row. Written on the back: "3rd and 4th Grades - Mill Valley School April - 1914." The names of the students are also written on the back, although some of the backing has been torn off and not all the names are visible. The readable names are: Staples [first name unreadable]; Freitas, Joc(/?);...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Students in classroom at Summit School, sitting at their desks. One boy in the center of the photo has his face circled. Note on the back of photograph reads "Circle - Charles Lascy. Two in back of Charles is Sam Bagshaw." Written on upper margin is "April 21, 1910 Mill Valley [undecipherable]". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.6875 x 6.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.032 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Blackboards, Classrooms, Desks, Schools, Students,...
Description : Students and teacher in classroom. Students are stiitng at their desks. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.042 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Blackboards, Classrooms, Desks, Schools, Students,...
Description : Letter from Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway Secretary H.W. Carothers to Ralston L. White, June 21, 1913, regarding certificates of stock in the Railway for Lawrence W. Symmes and Harold Lee Boericke. White was president of the Tamalpais Land & Water Company from 1910-1943. Stock certificates were originally enclosed with letter. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.4375 x 10.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.019.001 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads,...
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by Edouart and Cobb; Habenicht
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Description : Two portraits of Sarah Boyle, daughter of Hugh Boyle I and Carmelita Natividad Garcia, attached to one piece of white card stock. On the left is a portrait of her as a girl and on the left as an adult. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9.25 x 6.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.058 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Teacher and students posing outside the school near a fence. "Mill Valley Cal." printed on lower left. A note accompanying the photograph, written by Carol Budds, the daughter of one of the students, Karin Lundquist Connelly, indicates that in 1989 her mother wrote the names of the students on the back of the photograph. The names on the back, listed in the order of back row, middle row, first row, are: Karin Lundquist, Gertrude Tobin, Lottie Ankers, Edith Sherman,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Colored image from up above Mill Valley, looking down on the countryside with a view of cloud banks and the windy railroad path in distance. Title transcribed from the front of the postcard, which contains printed text, "151 - Above the Clouds, Mt. Tamalpais, California". Back of postcard contains text: "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher San Francisco" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.063 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, clouds, Mt. Tamalpais, Railroad tracks
Description :  Newspaper clipping of a published timetable for North Shore railroad, to San Rafael, Ross Valley, Mill Valley, Cazadero, etc. via Sausalito Ferry. Includes ticket office location information. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (2.25 x 2.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads, Timetables
Description : A woman in a coat and hat stands next to engine No. 7 of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway outside the Tavern of Tamalpais. The Tavern of Tamalpais was a combination hotel and restaurant which opened in 1896, and was sometimes referred to as Summit Tavern or Tamalpais Tavern. The Tavern burned to the ground in a 1923 fire, but was rebuilt and reopened in 1924. The Tavern continued to operate until 1950, when it was razed by the Marin Municipal Water District. Source : 1...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroads
Description : The Marine Exchange observatory on Mt. Tamalpais. People stand on the observatory's wraparound deck and on the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "124 - Marine Exchange, Summit Mt. Tamalpais, California". Back of postcard is stamped, postmarked 1911, and includes correspondence to a Mrs. S.H. [indescipherable] of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Back of postcard is printed with: "Edward H....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Observation towers, Observatories
Description : Postcard depicting a view of Mt. Tamalpais overlooking downtown Mill Valley. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which features the following text: "Mt. Tamalpais from Mill Valley, California / 88". The back of postcard is printed with: "Published by Edward H. Mitchell San Francisco CA." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.055 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, downtown districts, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Front of postcard displays view of Mill Valley and San Francisco Bay as seen from Mt. Tamalpais. Back of postcard is addressed to a Mrs. Wolff. Printed text on back of postcard reads, "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.066 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco Bay
Description : Portrait of Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia, who lived from 1813-1868, and whose first husband was John Reed, the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley, California. Print made from glass negative. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 7 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.052 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Postcard depicting a view of Mt. Tamalpais with Mill Valley residences in the foreground and foothills. Summit School is the large building to the right of center. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is printed with the following text: "Mt. Tamalpais from Mill Valley, California / Britton & Rey, San Francisco. 426". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.030 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Summit School
Description : Front of postcard depicts image of the Tavern of Mt. Tamalpais. Title transcribed from front of the postcard, which is printed with the following text: "United States Weather Bureau and Tavern, at summit (1/2 mile high) of Mt. Tamalpais, California." Publisher information is listed as, "Britton & Rey, San Francisco 535." The Tavern of Tamalpais was a combination hotel and restaurant which opened in 1896, and was sometimes referred to as Summit Tavern or...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Tavern of Tamalpais, taverns
Description : Letter from Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway President Sidney B. Cushing to J.A. McPherson, February 7, 1908. Originally enclosed with annual passes for the Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway and asking the Iowa and Eastern Railroad Company for passes for the following Scenic Railway officers: S.B. Cushing, C.F. Runyon, H.W. Carothers, W.J. Thomas. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.4375 x 10.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.020 Digitized by California...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : A train with three passenger cars on Mount Tamalpais. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.124 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroads
Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Reed's sawmill has long been Mill Valley's most significant man-made landmark. Front of postcard printed with: "157- Mill Valley, California. (Erected 1832)" Back of postcard is printed with the following text: "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Old Mill, Sawmills, Structures
Description : Portrait of Lorena Bell Dorsey, an early Mill Valley resident, married to Horace Dorsey. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.875 x 8.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.090 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description :  Charles James Dowd holding his daughter, Charlotte, on Throckmorton Avenue at Madrone Avenue. The empty lot in the background is 130 Throckmorton Avenue. Charles Dowd was an early Mill Valley resident who founded a livery stable, Dowd's Fashion Stables. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 3.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.085 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Description : Postcard depicting a mountain train traveling up Mt. Tamalpais. The conductor can be seen peering out of the engine window. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "Mountain Train leaving Mill Valley for summit of Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. / Britton & Rey, San Francisco. 562." Back of postcard left blank. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.070 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway, Mt....
Description : Postcard depicting a view of the Blithedale Hotel in Mill Valley, California. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which is inscribed with the text, "Blythedale, Mill Valley, Cal." Back of postcard addressed to "Mildred H."Back of postcard contains typed label which reads, "Postcards: UNKNOWN, color and sepia, 5 1/2 x3 /12, Germany and New York City. (Private collection). Back of postcard lists publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles; Cal. Source : 1 Page of...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
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by Winter, Bayley
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Description : Five photographs of unidentified members of the Reed family pasted to a single page of white card stock. The group include 2 albumen prints and 3 tintypes. The Reed family were early Anglo-Saxon settlers of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.125 x 9.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.082 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, none
Description : A Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive pulling an open car full of passengers above Fern Canyon. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.875 x 9.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.113 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroad tracks, Railroads
Description : Front of postcard depicts image of Mt. Tamalpais, with the town of Mill Valley in the foreground. Several buildings can be made out, including Summit School. The back of the postcard is left blank, with a printed caption which reads, "Mill Valley, January, 1922. Lovell Avenue with Summit School, the large two-story building to the right, Catholic Church farther right and Coffin home extreme upper right." No publisher information is given. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, Summit School
Description : A tree-lined road in Mill Valley. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "A drive way in Mill Valley, Cal." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard describes the scene as "Throckmorton at Olive beforee street was paved". Back of postcard is printed with: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No. 5114. Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.018 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Streets, Trees
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by Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
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Description : Blank stock certificate no. 302 for Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, circa 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Document (9.0625 x 6.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.037 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Certificates, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : The front of the postcard depicts the Tavern of Tamalpais, complete with a steam train in front of the Tavern. The caption below the images reads, "Tavern, Mt. Tamalpais, Cal." The back of the postcard is left blank. Publisher information is given as "Published for Lockwoods Pharmacy, Mill Valley, by I. Sheff & Bros., San Francisco and Berlin. Handcolored work." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.028 Digitized by...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Tavern of Tamalpais, Taverns (Inns)
Description : Small copy of a Terminal Map of Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway Source : 1 Page of 1: Map (17.875 x 5.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.034 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Howard Folker, engineer, and Roy Graves, fireman, of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway stand next to a locomotive at the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.125 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.111 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad engineers, Railroads
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Description : Five young men pose on the front of a Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway locomotive. A gravity car can be seen in the left background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.5 x 1 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.128 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Locomotives, Railroads
Description : Contact print of the first railroad station in downtown Mill Valley, California. The station was located just south of where Sunnyside Avenue would connect with Miller Avenue. The station also included a telegraph and ticket office. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.041 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad stations, Railroads
Description : A large crowd on Throckmorton Avenue near the train staion. Stores visible include Belle's Dry Goods, Removatory, O Shaugnessey's Hotel and Tamalpais Market. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 3 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.093 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Hotels, Stores, Streets
Description :  Locomotive and part of an open passenger car at a platform. The side of the engine reads "Mt Tamalpais Railway." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.75 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.126 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroads
Description : View of a wide path along hillside under a giant tree, with a view of Mt. Tamalpais in the background. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which features printed text that reads "118 - Mt. Tamalpais, California, from the divide". Back of postcard stamped and postmarked with "San Francisco, Cal, 1907". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.062 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais, trails & paths
Description : Photograph of view from above the Double Bow Knot on Mt. Tamalpais, circa 1918. Title transcribed from text printed on the photograph, which reads: "S.F. Bay from Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Ry., California." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.75 x 9.625 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.040 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Bays (Bodies of water), Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais...
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by Mitchell, Edward H.
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Description : Postcard featuring a man perched on a rock on Mt. Tamalpais and taking in the view of San Francisco Bay. Photograph by Edward H. Mitchell. Postcard has been trimmed and attached to a paper with two others by the same company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.375 x 3.3125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.026 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroads
Description :  Typed excerpts from two letters written in 1896 by John Burt to his future bride, Cora Gardner, about his time in Mill Valley and his experience on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. John Burt was an early Mill Valley resident, who worked for the Tamalpais Land and Water Company, and later was the manager of the Marin Municipal Water District. He was also a surveyor and real estate developer. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.5 x 7.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.030...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
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Description :  A tintype of a man, two women, and a young child posing in an open car in front of a painting of the Cliff House. They are members of the family of E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.151 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Families, Portraits
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Description : Portrait of a Reed family member, probably Hugh Boyle I. Hugh Boyle was married to Carmelita Natividad, daughter of Hilaria Reed Garcia and her second husband. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 9 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.054 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits, Reed Family
Description : Letter from Superintendent Inspection Department of the Royal Indemnity Company to Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, December 12, 1917, regarding inspection of the Railway's locomotive boilers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Pamphlet (8.5 x 10.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.018 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Teachers and students posing outside the school. Written on back of photograph "Chrissie Owen, teacher." and "5th row standing xxxxxxx Evelyn Bacigawpl xxxx Crhissie Owen x. 4th row Harold Delaseux, Charles Smith, Bill Provines, Phil Hicks, xx Hank Petermeir, Jim Nye, Melvin Roth. 4th row continued Tony Ganatti, Frank Assen, Clinton Thoney. 3rd row Ruth Weigant, Hazel Terra, Carolyn Klyce, x Mcleod Batten, x Bonnie Eakret, Richmond Anderson, x. 2nd row x Beatrice...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Summit School, Schools, Students, Teachers
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by Weidner, Charles
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Description : Postcard depicting a view of Mount Tamalpais with Mill Valley residences in the foreground and foothills. Summit School is the large building to the right of center. Back of postcard is printed with: "Charles Weidner. Photographer, San Francisco". Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.029 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Summit School
Description : Photographic print copy of a postcard of the North Shore Depot in Mill Valley, California. Notes on verso of the print state that this was the town's third depot. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which features printed text that reads: "North Shore Depot, Mill Valley, Cal." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 4.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.006 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad depots, Railroads
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by Cramer Phto
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Description : Four carte de visite cards featuring portraits of Deffebach family children and attached to a single piece of card stock. The photo on the upper right is of Jessie (? - 1876-1945) and May (Maria) Deffebach (1878-1958). The photo on the upper right is of Matilda Deffebach (1866-1935). These were the children of Thomas Boileau Deffebach I and Inez Reed Deffebach. The two lower photographs are unidentified members of the Deffebach family. The Reed and Deffebach families were early...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Children, Portraits
Description : Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Shay engine, probably No. 1, at the top of Mount Tamalpais. The locomotive has a tender full of wood and is pulling two passenger cars. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.625 x 3.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.118 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad cars, Railroads
Description : Postcard showing Old Mill Creek and Natural Bridge. A man perches against a tree, fishing in the creek before him. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "Old Mill Creek and Natural Bridge, Mill Valley, Cal." Back of postcard is printed with: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No. 5104. Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.016 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Creeks, Redwood trees, Trees
Description : Two photos affixed to opposite sides of the same stock. One photo has "-652-" on the lower right hand corner and has "Mill Valley Ruth!!!" and "Summer '18 8th Grade" written on the matting around the photograph. The other side has "7th Grade 1916" written on the upper left corner of the matting and "Raun (?) Robinson" on the lower right corner. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Photograph (10 x 7.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.027 Digitized...
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Description : A group of six adults, two holding young children, stand outside the Mill Valley French Laundry, which was located at 34 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley, California. This was one of three laundries owned by members of the Jean and Josephine Bedecarrax family. The Bedecarrax were immigrants from the French Pyrennes. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.875 x 3.875 in.) Call Number : MVN0416 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Passengers in a gravity car on the track. Written on back of photograph: "2046 gravity car of Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Railway descending Mt. Tamalpais from Muir Woods, Calif." and "Post marked Tamalpais July 25 pm 1910 Cal." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 7 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.127 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of Alonzo Coffin, third mayor of Mill Valley and the first owner of "Vineyard Haven", also known as the "Ferryboat" house at 15 Tamalpais Avenue in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 7 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.071 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : A woman holding a baby; probably Mabel Wood, wife of E. E. Wood (first principal of Tamalpais High School), and one of their daughters. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.148 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard shows tall telegraph masts on the top of Mt. Tamalpais, overlooking a cloud-bank or perhaps the ocean. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads, "Wireless Telegraph Masts on the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California. The highest in the world." The back of the postcard is left blank. The publisher information for the postcard is printed as, "M. Reider, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal, No. 3847. Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1:...
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Description : The first twins born in Mill Valley, California, Lillian and Vivian Dowd. A boy, probably Charles Irvine Dowd, looks over the carriage. Lillian would later marry Frank Sturken and Vivian would marry Felix Teulie. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.25 x 5.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.088 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Reed's sawmill has long been Mill Valley's most significant man-made landmark. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "No. 421. Old Mill at Mill Valley, California." Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Chas. Weidner, San Francisco, Calif. Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.005 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of John Joseph Reed (left) and Hugh Boyle I (right). John Joseph Reed was the son of John Thomas Reed and Hilaria Sanchez Reed. John Thomas Reed was the first Anglo-Saxon settler and landowner in Mill Valley, California. Hugh Boyle was the husband of John J. Reed's half-sister, Carmelita Natividad Garcia. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.125 x 8.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.051 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Two portraits of Hilaria Sanchez Reed Garcia; two carte de visite cards pasted to one piece of white card stock. Her first husband, John Reed, was the first white settler and landowner in Mill Valley. She lived from 1813-1868. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.25 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.059 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Advertisement for tickets on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, by Crabtree's Travel Office in Oakland. Source : 1 Page of 1: Clipping (5 x 3.0625 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.032 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of W. V. Stolte. Handwritten note on back reads: "W. V. Stolte From Wesley (?) and Lillian (Furguson)." The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.158 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Knot. Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. A second train can be seen above in the background. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8.5 x 31 in.) Call Number : MVU3009 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : William H. Wetterau, son of John Henry Wetterau, as a child in Spokane, Washington. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.75 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.141 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Knot . Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 19 in.) Call Number : 2016.001.001 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Postcard depicting a view of Mt .Tamalpais. Title transcribed from front of postcard, which reads: "42 - Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais, California." Back of postcard is addressed to Mrs. F.A. Yates, #1 Calfrella Calif, and contains the following text: "Dear Friend, Received your letter, will write you a letter soon. Was up to San Jose for a couple of days. We hope you are all well. Regards to all. Mr & Mrs. Rammey". There is a small seal for the Panama...
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Description : Mill Valley's Old Mill was built by John Reed circa 1835. Reed's sawmill has long been Mill Valley's most significant man-made landmark. Front of postcard is printed with the following text: "157 - Old Saw Mill, Erected 1832 - Mill Valley, California". Back of postcard is printed with the following: "Published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, Cal." Correspondence to a Miss Horr of Redding, California, on back. Postcard is stamped and postmarked 1912....
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Description : Ralston and Ruth White in a horse-drawn cart in front of the Tamalpais Land and Water Company at 130 Throckmorton Avenue. In 1910, Ralston became president of the Tamalpais Land and Water Company, which was founded by his father, Lovell White. A sign behind the horse, partially visible, reads "Tamalpais Land & Water Company, Ralston L. White. Trewavas, Lee & Co. Real Estate." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.24 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.135 Digitized by...
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